Homemade Beet Chips, Healthy Homemade Chips!

I tend to be a bit of an extremist.

I either really love something or really don’t (hate just seems much too strong of a word for a blog).

This extremist attitude seems to transcend all areas of my life from activities to places, even food.

When I find something I love I develop a passion for it, maybe even a bit of an obsession. Just ask my dear husband, who claims I tracked him down (lovingly) for years before we said I do. Passion is just one of those things in life I am blessed with in abundance.

In the food arena, I have strong passions, strong loves, such as: fresh herbs, Swiss Chard, grass-fed cheese, and rich, golden butter.  I must have these! My kitchen is a happy place with these foods present.

I also tend to go the opposite extreme. There are foods that I really don’t love. Please, don’t ever show them to me, bring them in my house, or mention them. Beets and Brussel Sprouts have topped this list for years. It’s a limited list, but it does exist. Since turning to real food (read more about our journey), I am slowly opening my heart to a few of these hated unloved foods. Cutting out processed food gave me a new desire to try new real foods, explore, and create. I am learning that many of my “don’t-go-there-foods” really are delicious when prepared well and many are slowly crossing the line to the “I-love-you-foods”.

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Beets have slowly crossed their way over to the love side.  As I shared in my beet smoothie recipe, I have found a new love for beets this year. I am not sure why I always dreaded the root vegetable.

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I now regularly purchase pounds of beets, joyfully bring them into my home and prepare them in my kitchen. I have a passion for beets!  Since I tend to be an extremist, a new love for beets means we eat them a lot. I have gone as far as putting beets in pancakes, cakes, and breads. This new beet love might even border on obsession.

“Hi name is Kristin and I am obsessed with beets.”

At least my liver is happy, healthy, and cleansed.

, Healthy Homemade Chips!

All this passion talk to tell you today I am sharing one of my favorite beet recipes. A recipe that screams I am an American. A chip recipe. But these chips are a far cry from the store-bought bags on grocery store shelves. Beet chips are a delicious healthy snack. A snack that takes less time to make than a trip to the store for that bag of well-preserved potatoes and boasts loads of health benefits and flavor.

, Healthy Homemade Chips!

, Healthy Homemade Chips!

Homemade Beet Chips, Healthy Homemade Chips!
5 from 2 votes

Beet Chips

Beet chips are a delicious healthy snack. A snack that takes less time to make than a trip to the store for that bag of well-preserved potatoes and boasts loads of health benefits and flavor.
Kristin Marr
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1 bag
Calories 549 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 beets
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch garlic powder
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1 sprig rosemary chopped, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400º.
  • Assemble ingredients, mandoline, a large bowl, and a baking stone. Cut the tops and tails off the beets. No need to peel.
  • Slice the beets with the madonline (like this). I use 1/16 inch setting.
  • In a large bowl, toss the beets with a pinch or two of salt, garlic powder, and a few sprinkles of fresh rosemary. Add in the chopped fresh garlic and about a teaspoon of coconut or olive oil.
  • Spread the beets on a baking stone (this is what I use). You want each beet slice to be touching the stone, one single layer of beets. If the beets are piled on top of each other they will not get crispy.
  • Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until crispy.
  • If you desire a crisper chip, you can fry the beet slices in 1/4 cup of coconut oil on the stove top. Fry the beets for a couple minutes on each side. Remove from the oil and place on a paper towel.

Nutrition

Calories: 549kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 3gFat: 54gSaturated Fat: 47gSodium: 167mgPotassium: 533mgFiber: 4gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 55IUVitamin C: 9.9mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 1.3mg
Tried this recipe?Let me know how it was!

Note: If you desire a crisper beet chip, you can fry the beet slices in 1/4 cup of coconut oil on the stove top. Fry the beets for a couple minutes on each side. Remove from the oil and place on a paper towel.

Homemade Beet Chips. So good! Just like healthy potato chips, but good for you!

4 Comments

  1. I don’t have a baking stone. Can I cook these on a cookie sheet or baking pan?
    The one thing I miss since going ‘real food’ is chips. I was never a sweet eater, but love chips. I also love beets so would like to try these.
    Thanks

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